Blach coaches' sons shine in wrestling


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Blach wrestlers Tai Nguyen, left, and Patrick Kane placed second and fourth, respectively, at the county meet.

Standout wrestlers Patrick Kane and Tai Nguyen are proof that the grapple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Their fathers – who also wrestled in their youth – coached them this season at Blach Intermediate School, and the results were impressive. Seventh-grader Patrick, son of Falcons head coach Steve Kane, and eighth-grader Tai, son of assistant coach Nhiem Nguyen, both advanced to the county meet.

Harris leads Spartans to victory over Leigh


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Natasha Harris recorded two goals and an assist in Mountain View’s 3-0 win at Leigh last week.

Natasha Harris had a hand – well, technically, a foot – in every goal as the Mountain View High girls soccer team blanked Leigh 3-0 last week.

The senior forward scored twice and assisted on Allie Coyne’s goal in the Dec. 12 non-league game. Laura Carceroni and Karissa Hayes assisted on Harris’ goals.

Sports on the Side

SF grad heats up

St. Francis High graduate Tyler Johnson scored a career-high 27 points in the Miami Heat’s 103-95 loss to the Atlanta Hawks Dec. 7. The Mountain View native drained eight of 16 shots, including a 4-for-5 effort from beyond the 3-point line. Johnson also recorded five assists, two rebounds and a steal in the road game. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard is in his third NBA season.

Night bike ride

The GreenTown Los Altos Winter Solstice Night Bike Ride is scheduled 7 p.m. today. The ride begins at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at 367 State St. and goes as far as Christmas Tree Lane in Palo Alto before returning via Starbucks near Stanford University to end back in Los Altos between 9-9:30 p.m. The ride is described as family friendly, avoiding as many busy streets as possible. Bike lights are required. LED lights will be available for decoration. For more information on the free event, visit greentownlosaltos.org.

Lancers off to stellar start


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St. Francis High’s Mia Grizelj shoots over the outstretched arms of two Carlmont defenders Friday. The sophomore center scored a game-high 23 points in the Lancers’ 72-45 victory.

Six games into the girls basketball season, St. Francis High’s stats are stunning.

The undefeated Lancers are averaging 72 points per game while allowing opponents just 39. Every win has been by at least 24 points.


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